Australia's first Olympic yachting gold medallist Peter “POD” O'Donnell has passed away after a long battle with cancer.O’Donnell, 68, created history at the 1964 Tokyo Games being crowned as the nation’s inaugural yachting Olympic champion alongside skipper Bill Northam (late) and crewmate Dick Sargeant in the 5.5m class.
The man renowned for one of the most memorable pieces of sports commentary in Australian history, the legendary “gold, gold, gold” call, has now compiled a series of his favourite Olympic highlights. Just shy of 80 years, Norman “Nugget” May has written and recorded 56 podcasts featuring gold medal performances by Australians at the summer Olympic Games from Athens 1896 through to Athens 2004.
Australian high school students competing at School Sport Australia (SSA) events will receive anti-doping drug awareness sessions next year thanks to a co-operation agreement signed by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and (SSA).
John Winter the first and only Australian to win an Olympic High Jump gold medal has died at the age of 83.Winter became Western Australia’s first Olympic gold medallist jumping 1.98metres at the 1948 Games in London. He also won the High Jump gold medal at the 1950 Auckland Empire Games with a jump of 1.98m.
Twenty-six Olympians are returning to the classroom to share their childhood aspirations, sporting experiences and Olympic highlights with primary school students across the country.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) today announced that the world’s largest diversified resources company, BHP Billiton, will sponsor the Australian Team as it prepares for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
The South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) has received formal recognition from the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) as an Olympic Training Centre for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.With exactly one year to go today until the Beijing Olympics, Recreation and Sport Minister Michael Wright has signed an Olympic Training Centre